Hello Liz, I wanted to know if I can use only 2 body paragraphs in the discussion essay if I agree with only one view. Is it appropriate to write lesser points in the first body paragraph to the side I disagree and write more points in the second body paragraph as “Firstly”, “secondly” and so on to the side I agree in order to show my one sided approach?
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Your main ideas are not off topic at all. You’ve organised your ideas and paragraphs very well. But some of your supporting points might less focused. For example, in your first body paragraph you are absolutely right to write about children becoming self absorbed which could continue into their adult life. This is relevant because the essay question is about a society of individuals. But your point about parents not being able to control them is not on topic – this is not about parental control, it’s about selfishness. Even with minor points lacking a bit of focus, it is still possible to hit band 7 in Task Response.
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Thank you teacher Liz, all your sample essays in a variety of ways help me to comprehend depending on the task given. Before, I am very confused how will I start, how will I end, and a big question mark in the body paragraph. But now, little by little, I am able to follow the flow as I read your sample essays on how this examination works. Basically, how to attack a question and how to have a good balance in our own opinions. Your lectures truly give us accurate directions on what IELTS is all about. Thank you very much, I hope I can achieve my desired band score.
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Hi Liz! Your study material is amazing and is helping me a lot to prepare for IELTs. I have a few questions. In the Discussion Essay type (as the one you have posted above), do we need to always write a separate paragraph for our opinion (e.g. body: Finally, in my opinion…)? If my opinion concurs with one of the two sides, then can I just have two body paragraphs ( A and B side ) because I stated in my thesis that I concurred with one of them?
Also, I was wondering if we are allowed to use any white-out to erase pen during the exam and if we are given some additional papers to write the layout for the organization of our essays.
Thank you so much you’re such a great teacher!!!!!
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In the discussion essay, the main idea of the body paragraph 1 is already given in the statement,which is “other people think that something is good”
and we can then, depending on the topic, put many supporting ideas under this, like ( it benefits society, it benefits the individual, economic growth.. )
And that would not be against the rule of having one central main idea in each body paragraph.
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Yes, if your opinion is the same as one of the sides, you can put your opinion together in that body paragraph which will give you only two body paragraphs in total. I’m not sure if you can take white out into the test room – you would need to ask. There is no extra paper for planning – you plan on the question paper. If you need more training, you can purchase my advanced writing task 2 lessons which give in depth explanations about each type of essay:
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All essays will have an introduction and conclusion – that is 2 paragraphs already. The body of the essay MUST be divided into different body paragraphs (usually either 2 or 3). That makes 4 or 5 paragraphs in total.